IMDS Adv. Sol. News Archive
NEWS ARCHIVE 2008-2019
IMDS-a2 Analysis & Reporting Module ::: Webinars and Special Offer available
In Free Webinars we’ll introduce the latest enhancements in IMDS-a2 and demonstrate how to maximize benefit while using the new features. To make it easier for you to get started with the IMDS-a2 A&R Module, all IMDS-a2 Webinar attendees are eligible for our Special Offer.
Benefit from enhancements and the new Analysis & Reporting module in IMDS-a2
Effective 26th June 2019, the following new functions will be available in IMDS-a2, and therefore especially support IMDS users, who don’t use an inhouse system for their material data analysis:
- New Analysis & Reporting module with revised and refined analysis capabilities for your MDSs
- Company Specific Basic Substance Lists can be created by Company Administrators for their company
- REACH Regulation Information available in the MDS Ingredients Details
- Company Administrator Functions to manage User and Contact Administration
For detailed information please read the Release Notes for IMDS-a2 Version 12.1.
Our Training and Consulting partner imds professional organizes a second interactive IMDS User Conference in 2019. This event takes place in collaboration with DXC Technology.
When? on Wednesday, 30th October 2019 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. in Limburg. The event language is German.
Additional IMDS-AI Service: Multiple Time Zone Download
Starting June 2019 DXC provides an additional service for AI customers: The “Multiple Time Zone Download” will allow to receive data from the IMDS system up to 3 times a day to optimize your processes.
This additional service supports primarily global companies having the need to process several times a day recent MDSs. More information can you find on our IMDS-AI pages.
IMDS Release 12.0 and related changes in IMDS-a2
Effective 9th May 2019 there will be some changes in IMDS which are also reflected in IMDS-a2.
For detailed information please read the latest IMDS Release Notes about Changes Release 12.0 as well as the Release Notes for IMDS-a2 Version 12.0.
Our Training and Consulting partner imds professional organizes a second interactive IMDS User Conference. This event takes place in collaboration with DXC Technology.
When? on Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the Neo Hotel Linde, Esslingen am Neckar. The event language is German.
Oracle's planned JAVA licensing policy change January 2019
With their planned licensing policy change Oracle will not post further updates of JRE 8 to its public download sites for commercial use after January 2019. IMDS-a2 Users may be impacted by Oracle's JAVA licensing policy change. IMDS-a2 is an application service developed in the Java programming language. The Java Runtime Environment version 8 (JRE 8) is a prerequisite to run this application and needs to be installed on each PC to use them. Read more on how Oracle's new licensing policy may impact you as an IMDS-a2 User.
For the first time, out training partner PCCS is conducting IMDS training in Indonesia on 6th and 7th December 2018. Please register by sending an email to email@example.com or contact +91-9740000662.
Out IMDS Training partner TetraTech offers an IMDS Workshop on the topic
How to Fix the Most Common IMDS Rejections
When? September 25, 2018 IMDS Workshop
Where? Novi Doubletree by Hilton, NOVI, MI, USA
IMDS training courses now available in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam
We are pleased to announce that our training partner company PCCS now not only offers IMDS Training courses in India, but also in Indonesia, Thailand (in Thai language only) and Vietnam.
Changes with IMDS-a2 Release 11.1.1
To improve the IMDS-a2 functions and usability we’ll rollout the IMDS-a2 Release 11.1.1 on August 31st, 2018 with enhancements to general IMDS-a2 functions as well as some changes in the additional REACH module and its report.
For detailed information please read the Release Notes for IMDS-a2 Version 11.1.1.
Our Training and Consulting partner imds professional organizes a first interactive IMDS User Conference 2018. This event takes place in collaboration with DXC Technology.
When? on Thursday, 27th September 2018 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the Stadthalle Limburg. The event language is German.
Register no later than 31st Juli 2018 and only pay 295,- € (instead of 395,- €)!
IMDS Release 11.1 and related changes in IMDS-a2
Effective 3rd May 2018 there will be some changes in IMDS which are also reflected in IMDS-a2.
For detailed information please read the latest IMDS Release Notes about Changes Release 11.1 as well as the Release Notes for IMDS-a2 Version 11.1.
IMDS-a2 enhancements implemented
On 31st August 2017 we will rollout some changes in IMDS-a2. For detailed information please read the latest Release Notes for IMDS-a2 Version 11.0.3.
Changes in IMDS-a2 pricing on October 1st, 2017
After a remarkable long period of stable pricing and a huge amount of system extensions and improvements with IMDS-a2 we’ll have to amend the conditions for IMDS-a2 base licenses on October 1st, 2017. New prices are published on the IMDS-a2 order page.
On May 4th, 2017 the new “IMDS Chemistry Manager” module in IMDS-a2 will be rolled out. With this enhancement IMDS-a2 completely provides the extensive IMDS Chemistry Manager functionalities and facilitates the administration of regulatory information.
#HelloDXC: Please be informed that as of April 3rd 2017, CSC and HPE Enterprise Services are now DXC Technology.
Due to this company merger, there will be some changes in IMDS, because the company branding and email addresses will change. Currently, there are no changes for the IMDS users. You can use IMDS as you did before and reach your IMDS Services using the existing channels. All changes will be scheduled and communicated beforehand.
To find out more about DXC Technology, please visit http://www.dxc.technology/
Our training partner company TetraTech offers new seminars.
Our HPE-certified training partner imds professional offers a FREE Webinar on Conflict minerals (in German) on 19th January 2017, 10-11 am (GMT+1).
IMDS Release 11.0 and related changes in IMDS-a2 and IMDS-AI
Effective 13th November 2016 there will be some changes in IMDS which are also reflected in IMDS-a2 and affect the IMDS Advanced Interface (AI).
Changes in HPE company details on January 1st, 2017
Due to the announced Spin-Off and Merge of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) company’s Enterprise Services (ES) Business with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) our organization will change effective January 1, 2017. All contracts for IMDS services are part of this organizational change and are transferred from Hewlett-Packard GmbH to the newly founded company EntServ Deutschland GmbH.
Please use our updated company information to setup our company as a supplier or to change the existing data in your systems. Please ensure that all purchase orders for IMDS services are addressed to the new EntServ Deutschland GmbH from January 1, 2017 onwards. The new company will start its operational business and will send all invoices with the new name from January 1, 2017.
Out IMDS Training partner TetraTech offers IMDS Training around the AIAG Summit.
The Conference "Material Compliance and Resource strategy" is hosted by our IMDS partner imds professional and the Fraunhofer IWKS on 13th October 2016 in Alzenau.
IMDS Trainings dates and locations for India now available.
New Functions in IMDS-a2 with Release 10.20
With IMDS-a2 Release 10.20, which will be rolled out on 12th May 2016, we will implement some changes in IMDS-a2.
Additionally you need to check your JAVA Runtime Environment before May 2016. New SSL certificates on the IMDS server may require an upgrade of your existing installation.
Please read the Release Notes Version 10.20 to learn more about the enhancements and the new SSL certificates.
IMDS training courses available in Gurgaon (India)
Our HPE-certified training partner PCCS is conducting training on IMDS (Basic and Advanced) courses in Gurgaon/India on 7th and 8th March 2016.
Together with our training partner imds professional, HPE offers a free webinar “EU Conflict Minerals legislation process”
Thursday, 18 of February 2016, 3 pm and
Tuesday, 10 of May 2016, 3 pm
IMDS-a2: New Examiner Check available
Check No. 36 "Recyclate Check" has been implemented, which checks for filled recyclate information in MDSs and/or exceeded given thresholds. Please read more about the Examiner Checks in the IMDS-a2 User Manual.
IMDS training courses available in Chennai (India)
Our training partner PCCS is conducting training on IMDS (Basic and Advanced) courses in Chennai/India on 27th and 28th January 2016
Data Exchange to other systems with the IMDS Advanced Interface (IMDS-AI)
To reflect the decision of the IMDS Steering Committee to allow the transfer of existing IMDS data to external systems under special conditions, the IMDS-AI contractual provisions will be amended on February 1st, 2016. How and under which conditions data exchange to other systems can be done is defined in the IMDS-AI Terms and Conditions and agreements. Any responsibility to adhere to the agreed rules is with the data-forwarding company. The AI agreements also define the criteria which need to be met by the target system. These criteria can be found on the IMDS Information pages, too.
The automobile industry OEMs support the data re-use and controlled export to other systems. Because they have been financing the IMDS for more than 15 years, a certain fee for IMDS data re-use will be introduced at the OEMs benefit. This Data Share Fee will be implemented as a supplement of 5 % to the current IMDS-AI license price, which is fix and not negotiable. New prices are published in the new IMDS-AI Terms and Conditions.
All existing AI agreements will be transitioned on a rolling basis, i.e. when the current agreement expires or if AI-using companies signal data sharing with other systems. If a company would like to renew the agreement before the expiry date, it can be renewed immediately.
IMDS training courses available in Chennai and Gurgaon (India)
Our HPE-certified training partner PCCS is conducting training on IMDS (Basic and Advanced) courses in India and training will be held at Chennai/India on 14th and 15th December 2015 (Chennai courses cancelled due to wheather conditions) and in Gurgaon/India on 16th and 17th December 2015.
IMDS Release 10.0 and related changes in IMDS-a2 and IMDS-AI
Effective 19th November 2015 there will be some changes in IMDS which are also reflected in IMDS-a2 and affect the IMDS Advanced Interface (AI).
Free Webinar "Compliance Checks using IMDS-a2" on July 23rd, 2015
To learn more about the new CoChecker module in IMDS-a2 and the Compliance Checks offered by tec4u join our free Webinar on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015.
New seminar "IMDS Release 10.0" available
Find out more about the new IMDS Seminar for IMDS Release 10.0.
Parliament votes for tougher conflict minerals regulation
The European Parliament unexpectedly voted on Wednesday, 20 April 2015, in favour of a mandatory monitoring system for minerals originating from conflict zones. But negotiations with the Council and Commission will be tough.
IMDS training courses available in Bangalore and Pune (India)
EPR Consulting and PCCS are jointly conducting training on IMDS (Basic and Advanced) courses in India and training will be held at Bangalore/India on 16th and 17th June 2015 and in Pune/India on 18th and 19th June 2015.
HP introduces the new IMDS Conflict Minerals (CM) Analyzer
HP's IMDS CM Analyzer provides a search capability for all IMDS parts/products that are in scope for a Conflict Minerals Declaration (CMD), along with the supplier information (such as company name and key contact person). This information is then used to request a conflict minerals declaration via HP's Compliance Data Exchance (CDX) or via e-mail, when the supplier in scope has not yet registered in CDX. E-Mail recipients can use their IMDS registration data as a default to automatically register in CDX, but can review and overwrite all data or even deny registration in CDX. As a default, this step significantly reduces manual input of a CMD request.
Cooperation with tec4U: HP developed new CoChecker Module in IMDS-a2
The IMDS-a2 CoChecker module extracts and analyzes the content of selected material data sheets (MDSs) directly from the IMDS and save them as XML files on your PC. IMDS-a2 users can easily extract one or more components for the checks and simple pass the prepared dates to tec4U's CoChecker software. The CoChecker software checks against your conformity requirements based on your IMDS data.
IMDS-a2 Webinar on October 16th, 2014
To learn more about general IMDS-a2 usage join our IMDS-a2 Webinar on October 16th, 2014. This Webinar is offered at a special rate of 250EUR instead of 490EUR.
IMDS training courses now available in Brazil
We are pleased to announce that our training partner company imds professional now offers IMDS Training courses in Brazil.
IMDS Release 9.0 and related changes in IMDS-a2 and IMDS-AI
Effective 8th May 2014 there will be some changes in IMDS which are also reflected in IMDS-a2 and affect the IMDS Advanced Interface (AI).
Our Training Partner imds professional now offers reduced IMDS-Seminars in Zurich/Switzerland.
IMDS seminars are now available in Polish language and in Spanish.
IMDS NT Transition Training
Tetra Tech, in partnership with HP, is introducing the newest IMDS NT (New Technology) revision, 8.0. To support your transition to the new IMDS NT system, Tetra Tech is offering a 4-hour training/introduction to IMDS NT. Courses are available beginning July 2013 through November 2013.
Next IMDS Training course planned for South Africa
EPR Consulting is pleased to announce two sets of 2 day IMDS Training courses to be held in Mount Edgecombe, Durban between the 16th and 17th October 2013.
Our IMDS training partner company imds professional, located in Weilrod/Germany, offers one-day training and a webinar customized to the new IMDS NT - IMDS Release 8.0.
IMDS-a2 WINTER SPECIAL
Order and purchase one new IMDS-a2 license until January 31, 2013, and we will give you a second annual IMDS-a2 license free.
IMDS training courses available in Chennai / India
We are pleased to announce two sets of 2 day IMDS Training courses to be held in Chennai, India between the 17th and 20th July 2012.
IMDS Release 7.2 and related changes in IMDS-AI and IMDS-a2
Effective 23rd February 2012 there will be some changes in IMDS which are also reflected in IMDS-a2 and affect the IMDS Advanced Interface (AI). Additionally, the process for the renewal of existing IMDS-a2 licenses and the Terms and Conditions for IMDS-a2 Services will be changed.
IMDS Advanced Interface (IMDS-AI) enhancement will be rolled out to the IMDS production system on 30th May 2011
Based on requests of HP¿s IMDS-AI customers, we implemented the option to download the new file type "published Standard MDSs" only containing the standard materials published by the companies "Stahl und Eisen Liste", "IMDS-Committee", "IMDS-Committee / ILI Metals" and "ZVEI". This file is created daily as Initial File (MPSAll) and Daily File (MPSDaily) and can be downloaded like all other public data by every IMDS-AI-Licensee. The structure of the file / the file description is identical to the MP File. As this file represents an additional service no change of the IMDS-AI is necessary.
Enhanced IMDS Advanced Solutions Pages are available.
Concerning these pages, the following browsers are supported:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer Release 7.0
- Firefox 2.x
- Firefox 3.0.3
- Firefox 3.5
IMDS-a2 Release Changes due to amendments of IMDS Release 7.1
Effective 27th January 2011 there will be some changes in IMDS which are also reflected in IMDS-a2. Please refer to the News Announcement from 21-Jan-2011 on the IMDS Information Pages.
IMDS-a2 Release Changes due to Recommendation IMDS019 Update
Effective 26th November 2010 there will be some changes in IMDS which are also reflected in IMDS-a2. Please refer to the News Announcement from 17-Nov-2010 on the IMDS Information Pages.
Further IMDS trainings in Nanjing 19th and 20th October 2010
Just go to "Search training", then choose "Basic Seminar" and the country China; then click "send". The result list you get displays the training course available.
In August 2008 Hewlett-Packard acquired EDS. Per 01.11.2009 EDS Operations Services GmbH will be merged with Hewlett-Packard GmbH. Thus all EDS business, including IMDS, will be transferred to HP. Due to this transfer we will have some minor changes in IMDS in the coming weeks. The service of IMDS will stay uneffected and therefore have no impact on the current application and processes. Current IMDS customers have been informed about this via ordinary letter.
IMDS-a2 Optimizer Release 7.0 Updates
Please read the Release Notes Version 7.0 to learn more about the enhancements.
In addition to REACH, now an RRR report in IMDS-a2 ...
Please read the Release Notes Version 6.1.3 to learn all about the new Report on Materials according to Reusability, Recyclability and Recoverability (RRR) Categories.
IMDS-a2 adds new REACH module